from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless, extremely irritating gas or liquid, SO2, used in many industrial processes, especially the manufacture of sulfuric acid.
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- n. A toxic gas, of molecular formula SO2 that is found in the emissions of volcanos and those of burning coal or petroleum; dissolves in water to form sulfurous acid and, in the presence of oxygen, sulfuric acid, and is thus responsible for acid rain.
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- n. a colorless toxic gas (SO2) that occurs in the gases from volcanoes; used in many manufacturing processes and present in industrial emissions; causes acid rain
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